Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

-Pablo Picasso


At Kala Ghoda Arts Festival the little people have special precedence - a space where they can learn, laugh, dance and play. Come and participate in workshops and shows that are specially designed to interest curious and cheerful minds. We take no registrations and the children are welcome on first come - first serve basis.

Our thematic for the 2014 festival is 'MINI MOMENTUM’. We look forward to seeing you at our workshops at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maha Vastu Sangrahalaya Gardens.

This year for the first time at the Children's venue, we have...

The exhibit will be held at the Museum Gardens and will be open to the public from Feb 1st to 9th. The Installations will be done by students of various schools and also individual children who will be exhibiting as well as competing for the best Installation trophy! 
The schools participating include - Aditya Birla World Academy, Ascend Int. School, B.D.Somani Int. School, Dhirubhai Ambani Int. School, Ecole Mondiale  Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Hillspring Int. School, MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, Shardabai Pawar Vidya Niketan, Singapore Int., St. Mary's School ICSE, Pali Chimbai Municipal School (Aseema Charitable Trust), Utpal Sanghvi School. Individual Entries - Avantika Avalokitaa, Chayn S. Kohli, Leia Tyebjee, Vihaan S. Kohli, Mallika Viniet.

Kitab Khana is where we host several children's literature workshops.

Please register with your child's name and age at litkidskgaf14@gmail.com for all the Kitab Khana programs.

Acknowledgements : mycity4kids.com, Saevus Wildlife India, Aarti Gambhir, Arushi Khandelwal, Radhika Warerkar

Acknowledgements for Children's Literature : Parinita Shetty, Sonali Jain, Kitab Khana, Society of Children's Writers & Illustrators (SWBWI-India), French Embassy & French Institute, DSP Limited Singapore and Sangeeta Bhansali (Kahani Tree).

All registrations for Children's Events will begin half an hour before each workshop time at the Museum Gardens Venue.

Nine Hidden Gems

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Museum Gardens

Author and Illustrator Kumkum Somani will narrate the "The Blue Eyed Doll” from “Nine Hidden Gems” through audio and visuals. Through these stories, children will get acquainted with Gandhiji’s exemplary values of non violence and the one-ness of all beings ...in an original way! There will also be discussions, interesting craft, dramatisation and, hopefully, a little bit of dancing as well!

Age Group: 6 to 12 years


4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at Museum Gardens

mycity4kids.com presents: A peek into the world of robotics, and a chance to assemble your own robot!.

Age Group: 8 to 14 years

I Like To Move It, Move It!

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Museum Gardens

Get a taste of various dance styles from street jazz to belly dance to bollywood in one workshop, with Yasmin Ranijiwala.

Age Group: 8 to 14 years

From Around the World - 1

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at KitabKhana

From France

Hot off the Press - Book launch - The Honey Hunter Indian Poet, Karthika Nair and French illustrator Joelle Jolivet come together to present their spectacular picture book on an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Sundarbans. (Presented courtesy of the French Book Office in India)

Age Group: 7 years and above

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From Around the World - 2

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at KitabKhana

From Australia

Meet Ossie. He’s got imagination. He’s also got problems. Much loved Australian author, Ken Spillman launches his delightful coming of age novel I am Oscar – the story of Oscar Updike’s Incredibly Intelligent Observations On Life, Death and Other Freaky Phenomena. Ken will also read from his book The Strange Story of Felicity Frown for his younger audience.

Age Group: 8 years and above

Origami Workshops

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at L'Atelier, Rampart House

Workshops to be held everyday from the 4th till the 8th of Feb.

Board Games

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at L'Atelier, Rampart House

Games will be played everyday from the 4th till the 8th of Feb.